If You Knew My Sister, debut psychological suspense thriller by Michelle Adams [below], plus one further novel, will be published in the UK by Headline in spring 2017.
Adams is a part-time scientist and has published six sci-fi titles under a pseudonym, including a YA dystopian series.
Jonathan Cape will publish So Happy It Hurts, the debut novel by short story writer Anneliese Mackintosh in spring 2017. Audio rights were sold to Audible.
It tells the story of a year in the life of Ottila McGregor, a particularly significant year for 30-year-old Ottila. Mackintosh is the author of short story collection Any Other Mouth [Freight Books] which won the Green Carnation Prize, and was shortlisted for the Saltire Society’s First Book Award and Edge Hill Short Story Prize.
Check out Mackintosh’s work at her website.
Thriller writer MJ Arlidge will publish three new thrillers in the UK with Michael Joseph, all featuring Detective Inspector Helen Grace. Hide and Seek will be published in autumn 2016, followed by Follow My Leader and My Little Eye in 2017. Little Boy Blue, the fifth in the series, was published in March 2016 by Michael Joseph.
Arlidge said of his new deal: “I’m thrilled to have been asked to create a new chapter in the Helen Grace story. Her crime fighting exploits have excited readers the world over and I know she has a special place in many people’s hearts – not least my own. I am delighted that I will get to spend a lot more time with her over the coming years.”
Picador will publish The Wonder, a psychological thriller by Emma Donoghue [below] in the UK in September 2016.
Donoghue’s 2010 novel Room was shortlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize and won the 2011 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. Brie Larson won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in the film adaptation.
The three-novel Dales Detective series by Julia Chapman will be published by Pan Macmillan
The first, A Date with Death, to be published in March 2017, sees Samson O’Brien return to his home town of Bruncliffe in the Yorkshire Dales to set up a detective agency. Dismissed from the police force, he fights to clear his name. But his first case uncovers a trail of deaths that leads back to the door of an old friend’s dating agency.Julia Chapman is the pen name of Julia Stagg [above], who has published the Fogas Chronicles series of novels, set in the French Pyrenees.
For Julie’s website, click here.
A major debut novel described as ‘Gravity meets One Day’ will be published in the UK and Commonwealth [exc. Canada] by Doubleday.
Read more about Katie Khan at her website.